House of Chains

Title: House of Chains
Author(s): Steven Erikson
Release year: 2002
Publisher: Tor Books

Why in Database: The fourth volume of the Malazan Book of the Fallen contains only one turtle fragment, with a real, large walking animal:

The huge tortoise was the only object to break the flat plain, lumbering with the infinite patience of the truly mindless across the ancient seabed. Twin shadows grew to flank it.
‘Too bad there’s not two of them,’ Trull Sengar said, ‘then we could ride in style.’
‘I would think,’ Onrack replied, as they slowed their pace to match that of the tortoise, ‘that it feels the same.’
‘Hence this grand journey … indeed, a noble quest, in which I find a certain sympathy.’
‘You miss your kin, then, do you, Trull Sengar?’
‘Too general a statement.’
‘Ah, the needs of procreation.’

Source: Mossar, Developed: XYuriTT

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